Green Bay Packers: Five running back targets in 2016 NFL Draft
Paul Perkins, UCLA
Another player who can help out in both the run game and in the air is Paul Perkins out of UCLA. He has good hands and would give Rodgers another weapon to throw to.
What stands out about Perkins’ game is his vision. His ability to find the perfect running lanes to attack is a great asset to have in a back and could make him useful on short yardage situations.
Rob Rang of CBSSports.com wrote the following about Perkins:
"“Perkins is a patient, natural runner with good vision to search out holes and the athleticism to squirt through once they are found. While his relatively high-cut frame isn’t ideal for pass protection, Perkins shows good awareness to chip as well as the toughness to square up blitzing linebackers. He’s also a productive receiver with the hand-eye coordination to pluck the football.”"
Perkins can make excellent cuts and make defenders miss which makes him a dangerous player in open space and after the catch.
There are some concerns with his small frame and inability to run through defenders, but he has a lot to offer at the next level and could be a great partner for Lacy in the backfield.
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